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Rapid.Space demonstrates "made in China" vRAN at MWC Shanghai

Rapid.Space is one of the few vRAN equipment manufacturers that delivers tested and guaranteed, end-to-end 5G infrastructure. Rapid.Space introduces Hygon CPU based BBU, a baseband server designed for Chinese market. Rapid.Space will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai from 28 to 30 June 2023 (Hall N3, Stand B92).
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Shanghai, China, June 28, 2023 - Rapid.Space will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai from 28 to 30 June 2023 (Hall N3, Stand B92, C91). At MWC Shanghai, Rapid.Space will introduce a fully "Made in China" plug-and-play 4G/5G vRAN solution composed of: Hygon CPU baseband servers (BBU), Lopcomm radio heads (RU), core network, open source network management system (OSS/BSS), and licensed source eNodeB/gNodeB. This vRAN solution is targeted at Chinese tier-1 telecom operators looking to remove their dependency on non-Chinese technologies.

Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Rapid.Space, explains: "Rapid.Space is one of the few vRAN equipment manufacturers able to provide a tested and guaranteed end-to-end 4G/5G infrastructure. Our products are designed to meet the needs for digital resilience, and sovereignty in virtualized 4G/5G networks. All Rapid.Space products include an open-source a network management system (OSS/BSS) developed by an international team (including Chinese developers), aiming to automate the deployment and management of tens of thousands of base stations and multi-vendor radio units at minimal cost". 

Jun Li, CEO of Lopcomm adds: "Chinese market has been growing rapidly since the opening of 5G frequencies, while Chinese equipment manufacturers are lagging behind in the field of virtualized 5G. Lopcomm intends to contribute to the native RU product segments, together with Rapid.Space's Hygon CPU BBU, we believe we can gain a big step forward on providing local vRAN solutions to local telecoms.

About Rapid.Space

Rapid.Space is a resilient 4G/5G edge cloud operator whose international, Fully Open infrastructure is based on principles of openness, transparency, portability and reversibility: open source software, open hardware and open operating procedures. As a co-founder of the SimpleRAN initiative, a member of the Open Compute Project, Euclidia, EANGTI and the Eclipse Foundation, Rapid.Space strives to be at the forefront of the development of an edge computing infrastructure capable of meeting the challenges of the splinternet, protection of business confidentiality and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

About Lopcomm

As an international provider of 4/5G mobile communication network construction, Lopcomm is committed to providing remarkable, stable, reliable and compliant products and services in Wireless Radio, Wireless Network, Signal Controller and Industrial IoT.




Jean-Paul Smets - PDG
Tel: +33 (0)6 29 02 44 25
Mail: jp (at) rapid.space

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References and media materials from MWC2023


New products showcased at MWC Shanghai

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ORS 2x1W field test

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ORS has more than 3km range
More than 3km range in line of sight

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More than 3km range in line of sight

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Lightweight (2.4kg) ORS can be mounted at the top of a basic mast

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1km range in the city